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Buy a Plant From Garfield Park Conservatory Saturday

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Oct 20, 2011 10:00PM

The Garfield Park Conservatory has a few plants in need of a good home. The conservatory has been racing the weather to repair the damage caused by the June 30 hail storm, but not all of the greenhouses are back in order. Saturday they'll be having a plant rescue sale to find homes for some of the more common species they house.

“No plant is replaceable, but the species we’re selling, we can get again,” a Chicago Park District spokeswoman told the Chicago Journal. “The ones we’re not selling are very hard to find. We do have some endangered species that also will not be for sale.”

The one-day-only sale will be at the Market Place just north of the conservatory entrance. About 500 plants will be for sale, including tropical trees, plants, succulents and perennials,

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL, Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or untill they sell out)